Features 26 Feb 2022

Racefeed: 2022 Supercross Rd8 Arlington

Direct updates from round eight of the season at AT&T Stadium.

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250SX qualifying:
Qualifying for the second round of the 250SX East championship was led by last week’s winner Jett Lawrence, with the Team Honda HRC rider topping the timesheets with a 48.513s lap time. Just behind him was Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider Austin Forkner with a 49.254s lap, with his teammate Cameron McAdoo rounding out the top three. Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha rider Jeremy Martin ended the session in fourth place with his rookie teammate Levi Kitchen finding himself fifth in the session, the first rider in the 50 second range. RJ Hampshire (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) was sixth with Mitchell Oldenburg (Smartop Bullfrog Spas MCR Honda) in seventh. Eighth place went to Enzo Lopes aboard his ClubMX Yamaha, with Pierce Brown (TLD Red Bull GasGas) and Jordon Smith (SGB Honda) rounding out the top 10.

450SX qualifying:
The final round of qualifying has concluded for round eight of the 450SX season and Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha rider Eli Tomac took the top spot in the closing stages of the final session with a 48.151s lap. Team Honda HRC rider Ken Roczen led all but the final few seconds of the session, eventually ending up second ahead of teammate Chase Sexton. Dylan Ferrandis (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) continued his trend of qualifying well in his second 450SX season, coming home fourth ahead of Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb. Justin Brayton put his Smartop Bullfrog Spas MotoConcepts Honda sixth, with Malcolm Stewart (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) ending the session in seventh. Eighth went to Jason Anderson (Monster Energy Kawasaki) with Marvin Musquin putting his Red Bull KTM in ninth. The final position inside the top 10 went to Vince Friese (Smartop Bullfrog Spas MotoConcepts Honda) with Justin Barcia (TLD Red Bull GasGas) in 11th.

250SX LCQ:
The holeshot went to Jarret Frye with Josh Varize and Lane Shaw (KTM) just behind him. On the first lap, Shaw crashed, alloawing Marshall Weltin(Yamaha) and Derek Drake(BarX Chaparral Suzuki) to slot into the final transfer spots. The top four settled in with just a second between each of them, as Cullin Park just outside of the transfer positions. Drake made his way into second with just over a minute left, closing in on Frye for the lead. Drake closed in in the closing stages but ultimately it was Frye taking the win, with Drake, Varize and Weltin rounding out the transfer spots.

450SX LCQ:
RJ Wageman (Yamaha) grabbed the holeshot, with Joan Cros (Kawasaki) just behind as a crash in the middle of the pack took down a handful of riders entering turn one. After the first lap it was Cros, Cade Clason(SGB Kawasaki), Logan Karnow(Kawasaki) and Kevin Moranz(KTM). Clason made his move to the front with just over two minutes to go, passing Cros through the whoop section and setting sail out front. Karnow didn’t wait long to follow suit and jump into second place with a minute to go on the clock. Clason checked out for the win, with Karnow, Cros and Moranz locking in the final spots in the main events.

250SX main event one:
The holeshot went to Lawrence who quickly crashed in the second corner, giving the lead to Stilez Roberterson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) with McAdoo, Forkner, Hampshire and Kitchen rounding out the top five. Martin also hit the ground early and was buried in last place at the end of lap one. McAdoo made his way around Forkner and began to pressure Robertson for the lead with eight minutes to go. The battle between Robertson and McAdoo allowed Forkner through into second, with the Pro Circuit duo quickly passing Robertson dropping him to third. The tustle at the front allowed Hampshire and Oldenburg to catch the lead trio. With five minutes to go, Lawrence made his way into the top 10, sitting in eighth place with five minutes to go. Out front Forkner stretched out a two second lead over McAdoo with Hampshire, Oldenburg, and Smith rounding out the top five. Smith’s run in the top five didn’t last long however, with Lawrence making his way into fifth with just over three minutes to go, now eight seconds back from the leader. Kitchen crashed hard, with a minute to go, needing medical attention, all the while Lawrence made his way into fourth around Oldenburg. Out front Forkner maintained the gap over McAdoo, as Lawrence set his sights on Hampshire in the final lap for third place. Forkner cruised to the win, with McAdoo second, and Hampshire third, holding off a last corner charge from Lawrence. Rounding out the top five was Oldenburg with Smith, Phil Nicoletti (ClubMX Yamaha), Robertson, Martin and Kyle Peters (Honda) rounding out the top 10.

450SX main event one:
The holeshot went to Friese with Musquin quickly making the pass for the lead. Friese filed in behind him with Anderson taking third ahead of Brayton, Stewart and Barcia in the top five. Tomac and Roczen were buried deep outside of the top 10. Stewart made his way into second and within the next lap, grabbed the lead from Musquin after the frenchman stalled the bike ahead of the whoop section. Anderson passed Musquin moments later, as Stewart stretched out more than a two second lead. Things went from bad to worse for Musquin as Barcia and Webb found their way around with eight minutes to go. Out front Anderson began to claw back time on Stewart, as Roczen and Tomac worked their way through into the top 10. Just ahead of that duo, Brayton bobbled on the exit of a corner, with Ferrandis catching the back of his bike and going down hard. With four minutes on the clock, it was Stewart, Anderson, Barcia, Webb and Sexton in the top five. A lap later, Anderson closed to the rear tire of Stewart for the lead. As Anderson attempted a pass on Stewart, the duo collided and both hit the ground, giving Barcia the lead, with Webb all over him and two minutes on the clock. With two laps to go, Webb began to search for places to pass Barcia, eventually making the move and setting sail to victory. Barcia took second with Tomac, Sexton and Stewart rounding out the top five. Anderson recovered to sixth, with Brayton, Wilson, Ferrandis and McElrath finishing inside the top 10. A mishap saw Roczen finish 16th.

250SX main event two:
The holeshot went to Robertson again with Lawrence, Martin, Forkner and McAdoo just behind. Robertson maintained the lead for the first lap, but Lawrence made his way past with a solid drive through the whoops. Martin made his way into second, and moments later the Pro Circuit duo made their way around as well. Out front, Lawrence stretched out a 2.5 second lead over Martin in second, as McAdoo began to battle with Forkner, eventually taking the spot away and settling into third place. With five minutes to go, Lawrence had worked his way to a four second lead, with Martin, McAdoo, Forkner, and Robertson maintaining the top five positions. Forkner made a mistake and dropped four seconds behind his teammate McAdoo, as the latter set his sights on Martin in second. Hampshire who was mired by a rough start, found his way to Nicoletti in fifth, eventually catching the back of his bike and crashing over the tunnel jump, ending his race immediately. Meanwhile at the front, Lawrence grabbed the win, with Martin, McAdoo, Forkner and Nicoletti rounding out the top five. Sixth was Oldenburg, followed by Lopes, Robertson, Peters and Smith completing the top 10.

450SX main event two:
Anderson got the jump, but it was Sexton taking the lead, with Tomac just behind. The trio began to break away, as Webb worked his way into fourth just two seconds back from the lead group. Roczen, Musquin and Barcia were all mired outside of the top 10 early on. As Tomac closed on Anderson with nine minutes to go, they began to pressure Sexton at the front. Tomac made a move on Anderson, with Anderson immediately firing back and regaining the position, giving Sexton a bit of breathing room, and allowing Webb to close. Anderson charged in the following laps, eventually passing Sexton with five minutes to go. As he began to pull away, Tomac caught Sexton and began to pressure for second. Tomac made his way around with three minutes to go, with Anderson now five seconds out front. Tomac mounted a charge, but it wasn’t enough, with Anderson taking the win ahead of Tomac, Sexton, Webb and Ferrandis rounding out the top five. Stewart took sixth, with Barcia, Friese, Roczen and Brayton rounding out the top 10.

250SX main event three:
Jace Owen grabbed the start, with Lawrence looking like he was going to take the lead, but eventually sliding out in the first corner, putting him in dead last out of turn one. McAdoo grabbed the lead, right away and began to stretch out a lead. Forkner was closed off by Lawrence heading into turn one, and was mired in seventh at the end of lap one. Brown made his way into second ahead of Owen, with Nicoletti and Robertson rounding out the top five. The latter duo would collide with eight minutes to go, both going down, allowing Forkner and Martin to assume the spots inside the top five. Lawrence worked his way into the top 10, taking over seventh place with six minutes to go. Martin caught the back of Owen with five mintues to go and crashed, giving Lawrence another position. Out front, McAdoo was over four seconds ahead, out front. Lawrence caught Forkner with three minutes to go, making a pass in the whoops. Moments later, the duo collided over the finish line jump, sending them both to the ground hard. Lawrence remounted, but Forkner would be assisted off the track with injury, with Lawrence rejoining in 10th place. McAdoo maintained the gap and grabbed the win and the overall by eight seconds over Brown. Martin recovered to third, with Owen and Oldenburg rounding out the top five. Sixth was Lopes, with Smith, Peters, Drake and Lawrence rounding out the top 10.

450SX main event three:
Tomac Grabbed the holeshot, but McElrath emerged with the lead ahead of Tomac, Anderson, Brayton and Stewart. Tomac didn’t wait long to take the lead and Anderson quickly did the same in effort to keep Tomac in his sights. Musquin and Roczen collided off the start, with the frenchman getting caught in his bike, leaving the duo buried deep in the field. Stewart began to push forward, working his way past McElrath for third with eight minutes to go. At the front, Anderson closed the gap to Tomac for the lead. Anderson made the move with five minutes to go for the lead, while Sexton, Ferrandis and Webb freight trained their way around McElrath who was in fourth. Sexton had a mishap attempting to pass Stewart for third place, hitting the ground and allowing Webb by. Anderson finished held off a consistent Tomac for the win, with Stewart rounding out the podium. Webb and Sexton took the final spots in the top five, with Barcia, McElrath, Ferrandis, Wilson and Friese taking the final spots in the top 10.